Australia - Electric Vehicles


Progress in the Electric Vehicle sector has been rather slow and new developments are coming from others wanting a share of the new activities. A large number of smartphone apps are now available for drivers to optimise their trips, become more energy-efficient. Car manufacturers are also using the smart car platform as a possibility for additional (energy) services that can be offered to the marketplace.

A new generation of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) will start entering the market in larger numbers over coming years. Companies such as Ergon Energy and ChargePoint are among the innovation leaders in this market.

Companies covered in this report include:

Toyota, Ausgrid, Ergon Energy, Mitsubishi Motor Corporation, Better Place, ChargePoint, Downer EDI, Intelematics Australia, TransGrid, Tesla

Technologies mentioned in this report include:

electric (EV), smart cars, Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PHEV), Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle to Grid (V2G), C-ITS, TMC, NBN, ITS-A.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Smart cars
    • 2.1 Tesla and Telstra’s Mobile Network
    • 2.2 Autonomous cars
      • 2.2.1 SA to legalise driverless cars
    • 2.3 Lexus gets online services
    • 2.4 Toyota Fun-Vii
    • 2.5 Driverless trucks
    • 2.6 Alternative Revenue Streams for Automakers
  • 3. The Electric Vehicle (EV) market in Australia
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Call for national EV coordinated policies
    • 3.3 Smart vehicle technology
    • 3.4 The TransGrid Experience
    • 3.5 Market overview - 2014
    • 3.6 Market predictions
    • 3.7 EV recharge networks
      • 3.7.1 Introduction
      • 3.7.2 ChargePoint
    • 3.8 Demand management of electric vehicle charging using Victoria’s Smart Grid
    • 3.9 Smart Grid integrated electric vehicle charger
    • 3.10 Vehicle to Grid (V2G)
    • 3.11 Packet based power delivery system for EVs
    • 3.12 Fast charger deployment status
    • 3.13 Tesla renewable super-chargers
  • 4. The focus shifting to Asia
  • 5. Electric vehicles within Smart Grid/Smart City project
    • 5.1 The outline of the trial
  • 6. Standards
  • 7. Smart and Connected Transport (Separate Report)
  • 8. Other reports
  • Table 1 – Status of total EV/PHEV owned (2013)
  • Table 2 - Comparison between the use of an iMiEV and a VW Polo Diesel over a 10 year lifecycle.
  • Exhibit 1 - Learning from e-cars

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Last updated 26 Apr 2016
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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